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PODIGGER

Spent the day on the Peace River yesterday with some success.  I was concerned, after the recent rains, that the river was getting too high.  I was still able to get to my latest spot via kayak (just made it under one downed tree).  Found a few nice Megs, Snaggletooth, Horse teeth and Tiger shark.  Also, found a few items I can't identify. I have purchased a copy of Vertebrate Fossils: A Neophyte's Guide along with Fossiling In Florida to help ID the finds.  As a novice I am enjoying the learning experience and am grateful that the Forum is here to help when I am stumped.  So here is the first item I could use some assistance with:

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ynot

Very worn cetatean ear bone.

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PODIGGER

Thank you ynot! That was a very quick response!

 

Jim

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ynot
1 hour ago, PODIGGER said:

Thank you ynot! That was a very quick response!

 

Jim

Your welcome.

Maybe @Boesse can identify it more precisely.

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Carl

I think it might actually be a tilly bone. Pretty small for an cetacean earbone.

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ynot
1 hour ago, Carl said:

I think it might actually be a tilly bone. Pretty small for an cetacean earbone.

A partial at 1.5 inches seems well within the range I have seen for dolphin ear bones.

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Mark Kmiecik
6 hours ago, Carl said:

I think it might actually be a tilly bone. Pretty small for an cetacean earbone.

I'm sure many cetaceans died while juvenile.

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ynot
47 minutes ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

I'm sure many cetaceans died while juvenile.

It is My understanding that the ear bones are full sized upon birth and do not get larger as the cetatean ages.

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Mark Kmiecik
2 minutes ago, ynot said:

It is My understanding that the ear bones are full sized upon birth and do not get larger as the cetatean ages.

Interesting. Thank you. I will read up on it.

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PODIGGER

Thank you Boesse for this new information.  Maybe this is one I should make the state licensing office aware of.  

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